Monticello Sep. 5. 06
In my letter to you of Apr. 11. I mentioned that I should be in want, during summer, of a similar supply of sheet iron to that I had last. I have now to ask the favor of you to send me 100. sheets 11 f. 8 I. long & 16.I. wide; and I would rather they should come unbent, as we can bend them here more exactly to their proper angle. as they are to be substituted for a covering on a building now inhabited, unless we can get them with very little delay, the season will be too far advanced to uncover the building for this year. address them (in boxes) to messrs Gibson & Jefferson Richmond. I salute you with friendship & respect—
MHi: Coolidge Collection.